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New Info on 'Man of Steel'

Written by Jeremy Shane on Thursday, April 11 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

New Info on 'Man of Steel'

In 'Man of Steel' expect to see some small changes to Superman's origin and a world more open to other heroes. Beware of Spoilers.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

   Don't expect, or worry, about huge changes to Superman's origin.  He is still sent to earth by his father Jor-El to save his life, but there are some different reasons as to the why.   In Man of Steel, children of Krypton are genetically engineered to be something specific.  Kal-El (Superman) becomes infamous for being a child that was conceived naturally, allowing him to choose his own path in life.  But it also means his existence is against the law.

    They also offer a little on the armor we've seen on Zod and Jor-El in preview images, pointing out that kryptonians normally wear armor over a tight undersuit.  So, Superman really is flying around in his underwear!

   Nolan and Snyder have also created a world where other heroes could be introduced more easily than they could have in Nolan's more closed world of The Dark Knight.

It’s setting the tone for what the movies are going to be like going forward. In that, Man of Steel is definitely a first step. [Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight movies] were deliberately and smartly positioned as a standalone. The world [the films] lived in was very isolated without any knowledge of other superheroes. What Zack and Chris have done with this film is allow you to really introduce other characters into the same world.

   EW also verified that Nolan would not be working on Justice League, putting an end (perhaps) to the rumors that popped up a month or so ago.  This reporter looks forward to a message from his editor later stating "I told you so" about the site I used as a source for that story.


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About the Author - Jeremy Shane

Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea.  Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California.  When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead.  Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim.  If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.


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